Contemporary Theories and Systems in Psychology

  • Benjamin B. Wolman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Conditioning, Behaviorism, and Purposivism

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  3. Psychoanalysis and Related Systems

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  4. Understanding, Gestalt, and Field Psychologies

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  5. Psychology and the Scientific Method

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About this book

Introduction

Twenty years is a long time in the life of a science. While the historical roots of psychology have not changed since the first edition of this book, some of the offshoots of the various theories and systems discussed have been crit­ ically reexamined and have undergone far-reaching modifications. New and bold research has led to a broadening of perspectives, and recent devel­ opments in several areas required a considerable amount of rewriting. I have been fortunate in the last fifteen years to have worked with about 2,000 psychologists and other behavioral scientists who contributed to several collected volumes I have edited. As the editor-in-chief of the In­ ternational Encyclopedia of Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychoanalysis and Neurol­ ogy, I have had the privilege of reading, scrutinizing, and editing the work of 1,500 experts in psychology and related disciplines. In addition, I have written several books and monographs and over one hundred scientific papers. Armed with all that experience, I have carefully examined the pages of the first edition. Chapter 8 required substantial rewriting and several new sections have been added to other chapters: "Current Soviet Psychol­ ogy" (Chapter 2, Section 7); "New Ideas on Purposivism" (Chapter 5, Sec­ tion 4); "Recent Developments in the Sociological School of Psychoanalysis" (Chapter 9, Section 4); and "Present Status of Gestalt Psychology" (Chapter 12, Section 4). Chapter 15 was omitted, and two new chapters were added: Chapter 14 ("Humanistic Psychology") and Chapter 16 ("Selected Research Areas").

Keywords

Gestalt psychology Humanistic Psychology development experiment psychiatry psychoanalysis psychology research school science

Authors and affiliations

  • Benjamin B. Wolman
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  1. 1.Long Island UniversityBrooklynUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-3821-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-3823-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-3821-5
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